Tuesday, January 10, 2012
I'd fly with you, if I only could
said the little porcelain bird
to deep blue pools and far off sands
in dreams we'd never land
I'd fly with you, if I just could
my one true feathered friend
I realized again today why I enjoy making photographs so much. Yes its the beautiful places but so much more as well. I was wrestling with and image I was trying to take. I'd been thinking about it for a while and was trying to make it work and it wasn't. I read a quote from Marc Chagall recently and it hit home again.
"If I create from the heart, nearly everything works; if from the head, almost nothing."
Once I let go of the wrestling, something else came in. A story, a line of poetry a bit of whimsy. As I took down this bowl to dust it I rediscovered a found feather and the little transfer ware bird began her story. I wish I could describe what happens when a story begins. I'm sure you creative folk have similar experiences. As you create from the heart something extra gets added and passed on for others to see and appreciate. This image is another reminder for me to let go and let the stories take flight and capture them if I can.